The diary of Royal Marine William Cocks, my Great Grandad, serving as a Royal Marine on-board HMS Mohawk in 1898 during her cruise of the Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Sunday 28th August 1898 HMS Mohawk Miserable Night
Very miserable night ship pitching & toss-
ing all over the shop taking very heavy seas night over the
forecastle washing thedecks fore and Aft went to Divisions
read prayers same sort of weather all day day had to ease down
to 6 knots